Lessons Learned on the Journey

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Growing in Child-Likeness - I Must Change

And He said, "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the Kingdom of God. Matthew 18:3 NIV …

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And This is Love: Loving Inch-by-Inch

Are you like me in finding it easier to love "Humanity" - the world, rather than loving "humanity" - my brother and sister? In 1 John 3:16, the apostle John points out the need to…

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Letting It Go

Holding on requires letting go. For instance, to pick up my grandson, I must first put down the book that is in my hand. Grasping the things that matter in life requires releasing my grip on the…

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What Distracts Me As I Follow Jesus?

The story of Jesus' visit to the home of Martha and Mary has often troubled me. Maybe that is because I identify with Martha. Being a Type A, goal-oriented person concerned with outcomes, impact,…

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Results That Matter

I am a results-oriented guy. Give me a goal or challenge and I am quick to respond. Pursuing results is often exciting, but can at times be misleading. …

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Rest For My Soul

I am in one of those seasons where I need rest for my soul. It seems everywhere I turn I am facing problems and turmoil. What to do? Seeking counsel from those who offer peace and rest often falls…

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Devout

If only two words described me, what would they be? The Apostle Luke described Simeon with these two words, …

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Freedom from Fear

How is it possible to not fear bad news? I just read today’s newspaper from top to bottom—bad news everywhere. The nations are in conflict. Racial tension is high. Politics has found a…

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What Jesus Says About Multi-Tasking

A debate is in progress in academic circles about the dangers of multi-tasking—Is it harmful to my well-being, to my productivity and to my tranquility? As an emergency physician, my ability…

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Faith Maintenance

The opening paragraph in my car’s service manual says the following: …

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